Friday, June 21, 2013

NJ State Senate Approves Open Space Funding

On Thursday, June 20, the State Senate voted on a critical bill (SCR138) to provide sustainable funding for continued preservation. The bill passed 36 to 2. If you contacted your state senator, then your voice was heard.

Now, the Legislature must take final action on the bill by the end of June to send the measure to the November ballot for voter approval. SCR138 amends the NJ Constitution to dedicate, for 30 years, 1/5 of a cent for each dollar subject to sales tax for preservation of open space, including flood prone areas and lands that protect water supplies, farmland, and historic properties.

Next week, this will go before the Assembly, so please contact your assemblyperson and ask him or her to vote YES on SCR138 and ALLOW VOTERS TO DECIDE on Green Acres, Blue Acres, farmland preservation and historic preservation.

To find your Assemblyman, click here

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